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“Getaway Mini-cabin built for under $200 (and that includes ALL shown in the photo (wine, book, candle, tuftex roofing, my pants, socks…)” *Human Legs NOT included….I’d like to keep those….
Here’s a shot of a mini-cabin almost completed (and using a good deal of bargain and/or recycled materials. The sturcture is based off a design in my d.i.y. book (left hand column of this blog). It was built atop an old cedar deck recliner from the dump, utilizes two storm windows from a dumpster, mill-extras flooring, etc. Almost all of this cabin is made from sustainably grown Vermont White Cedar (so it smells great) and its 14-15 square feet and quintuples as a greenhouse/mini-shed/single sleeper/sauna/mini-office and/or reading “nest”. It could EASILY be converted into a funky/cool chicken coop as well- or without the wheels, and ice-fishing shanty. You additionally could hoist this lightweight shack up into a tree platform, for some aerial, treehouse/treefort sleeping.
As of now, I’m thinking of selling this (it only cost $200 to build, but took an INSANE amount of scavenging and work/time/labor to build for something so small). It will come “fully furnished”- lol- human legs NOT included. I’ve also yet to install a mini solar light/switch system, and the “Hickshaw” does have a recycled-vinyl fence post gutter set-up for rain collection, so its rainbarrel ready!
I took a nap in this thing the other day- I’m 6′ 4″ and had no problem with room. Its very cozy too- and really connects you, view-wise, with the outdoors. The low-end window was strategically built for continued campfire viewing, even after retreating inside the shelter for the night. There’s also a small book shelf inside, a tiny single-coffee-mug shelf by the side window, and a hanging lantern and bracket by the main door (otherside- not shown).
You could easily transport this for camping, or whatever use in the bed of almost ANY model pick-up truck, and by its fulcrum balance positioning, I can lift up the handled end of the entire cabin with ONE FINGER!
Sale Price: 3 Trillion Yen! No, I’d have to figure something out- or offers are welcome….
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